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Story of Hallucinatory Healing with Ayahuasca

Video – In this hilarious and insightful talk, the Medicine Hunter shares his experiences with hallucinatory spirit animals, gushing love, adventures in true healing, and the transformative value of ayahuasca visions.

Can Ayahuasca Cure PTSD?

April M. Short – Donald “Donnie” Bumanglag spoke with Reset just months after sipping the psychedelic, sacred, traditional healing brew ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon.

How Ayahuasca Can Revolutionize Psychotherapy

Olivia LaVecchia, City Pages Waking Times  A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their “work” Just before dusk, 18 strangers entered a yurt on a Midwestern homestead. Peruvian tapestries decorated the walls of the large, round structure, and rattles stood poised for ceremony. The participants — professional men and

Ayahuasca – State of the Vine: 2014

Rak Razam, Guest Waking Times What IS ayahuasca, and why is it peaking in Western use now? Is ayahuasca being commoditized by the tourist industry and people making money off this sacred indigenous medicine? Are the plants grooming us for a return to energetic balance (health) within ourselves and with the planet? Can this spiritual

Ayahuasca: An Ethnopharmacologic History

Dennis McKenna, Reality Sandwich Waking Times **The following is excerpted from The Ayahuasca Experience, edited by Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., recently released in a new edition by Park Street Press.** Join Dennis McKenna for the live, interactive video course, “What Plants Can Teach You: Consciousness and Intelligence in Nature.” A new paradigm is emerging that recasts how we

Ayahuasca and Iboga – Messengers of Truth from Mother Earth

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times “The history of Western culture in the last two thousand years could be seen as the “Empire of the Mind conquering the exterior world and extinguishing the interior one, with the result that we have atrophied our spiritual connection.” –Rak Razam The world is deeply out of balance in these

Brazilian Scientist: Ayahuasca/DMT Can Effectively Treat Cancer

Cassius Methyl, Guest Waking Times Eduardo Schenberg, of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently published a piece in Sage Journals, detailing his belief that Ayahuasca has cancer-fighting abilities, essentially encouraging the legalization of research in the field. He says, “There is enough available evidence that Ayahuasca’s active principles, especially DMT and harmine, have positive effects

Ayahuasca, Alternative Medicine and the Amazon Rainforest

Jonathon Miller-Weisberger, Guest Waking Times The awakening offered by ayahuasca, an alternative medicine practiced by the native tribes of the Amazon rainforest, requires deep reflection, and carries the risk of misinterpretation. Excerpted and reprinted with permission from Rainforest Medicine (North Atlantic Books, 2013) by Jonathon Miller Weisberger, which chronicles the practices, legends, and wisdom of the quickly

Ayahuasca: An Amazonian Healing Plant

Michael Wiese, Guest  Waking Times It was my search for a cure for Parkinson’s that led me to the Amazon and Ayahuasca. I got a whole lot more than I had bargained for! In searching the Internet I found that Banisteriopsis caapi was used in the 1920’s as a cure for Parkinson’s Disease but never

Ayahuasca – A Plant That Teaches

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times Before he left for Ecuador, I asked my godson, Steve, if he would check in with me now and then. He said he would if he could. He was traveling there to participate in an Ayahuasca retreat. The first time he messaged I asked him, “What have you learned?” “Respect…

Ayahuasca and Cancer: One Man’s Experience

Donald M. Topping. Ph.D., MAPS Waking Times A year ago I never dreamed that I would be writing about two subjects, both of which are generally considered taboo. One of these is cancer. We avoid talking about cancer – “the Big C” – because it speaks of our fears of mortality and pain. When an

DMT, Ayahuasca, The Pineal Gland – A Professor Talks Neurotheology

Clayton Crockett, Legacy Waking Times  Reach Out and Touch Faith Professor and chemist Steven Barker sits at his desk, surrounded by curious objects — a mortar and pestle, a DNA model, the cylinder of a spectrometer. Professor Steven Barker is a curious, if strange, man. And he does little to hide it, if he does

The Visionary World Of Ayahuasca – Plant Spirit Shamanism In The Amazon

Howard G. Charing, Guest Writer Waking Times  Ayahuasca – Plant Spirit Medicine of the Amazon “We are not talking about passive agents of transformation, we are talking about an intelligence, a consciousness, an alive and other mind, a spirit, which of course we have no place in our society. Nature is alive and is talking

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